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  • Just how did Opel shave up to 200kgs off the new Astra? [Sponsored]

    The latest Astra has quite a few interesting features, but Opel has also touted its much-reduced weight, claiming to cut up between 120 and 200 kilograms from the new car (depending on the model). The result is improved fuel economy and comfort as well as a better driving experience, the company said. How exactly did the German automaker manage to shave this much weight from the vehicle though? Fortunately, Opel shed some light on this for us... Where did all the savings come from? For starters, a new manufacturing process and the use of "high and ultra-high strength steel" resulted in 77 kilograms being shed. This accounted for the...

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